Kankakee Grille - South Bend

4.5
701 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Enjoy rustic cuisine, hearth baked pizza, a variety of craft beers, and live entertainment every weekend. Kankakee Grille South Bend is the hottest restaurant in Northeast Indiana and features a beautiful outdoor patio to enjoy during the warm weather season.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 701 people are saying
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MichaelP
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food and service were great. Very good value. Only reason I did not give it five stars was that the restaurant was cold and the music was pretty loud. Will definitely return on a future trip to South Bend.

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AngelaM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was so friendly and helpful(Kathy). The food was very good. Those Parmesan truffle fries are addictive!!

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Hinman
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was top notch except my filet was well done instead of medium well. Still tasty though.

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Madonna
Indiana
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere. Not extremely crowded or noisy although sometimes they have a live band which makes it difficult to converse if you're sitting close.

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vipDate
Seattle
105 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time here. We took a table outside since the weather was perfect. They had entertainment which was really nice. Our server Meme was amazing. I ordered the ribs and they were really good. I wish I could have ordered a half rack since I couldn't eat a full. My husband had a burger and he enjoyed his as well. Over all the casino is non smoking which made it even better. We enjoyed everything about this place and would recommend eating here or just for drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service! :)

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vipemilys
Indiana
30 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was attentive, food was great! Never a bad time at Kankakee- we appreciate you!

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JimN
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and a great value for the price. Highly recommend.

Kankakee Grille - South Bend
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for your review and for choosing to dine at Kankakee Grille. We are glad you enjoy visiting. We'll share your comments with our team. Have a great day and we look forward to you dining with us again soon.

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Drlindzy
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nachos starter was delicious & burger was just perfect!🤤

Kankakee Grille - South Bend
Responded on September 13, 2021

Thank you for your review and for choosing to dine at Kankakee Grille. We are glad you enjoyed the nachos and burger on your recent visit. We'll share your comments with our team and hope you can dine with us again soon. Have a wonderful day.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s was a
Very relaxed
Atmosphere with great service and the food was outstanding! They had a band that really added to the visit! We will
Definitely go back there again. You have to try the desert! It comes with dinner!

Kankakee Grille - South Bend
Responded on September 13, 2021

Thank you for your review and for choosing to dine at Kankakee Grille. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and will share your comments on the food and entertainment with our team. We look forward to you dining with us again soon. Have a wonderful day.

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Toni
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress, Ry, was very careful to make sure my husband did not have food with gluten since he has severe celiac.

Kankakee Grille - South Bend
Responded on September 13, 2021

Thank you for your review and for choosing to dine at Kankakee Grille. We are glad you enjoyed your recent visit at that Ry could assist you. We'll share your comments with our team and hope you can dine with us again soon. Have a wonderful day.

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GreggK
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great, sat outside and the last 10 minutes of our meal the bee,s took over had to wait inside for our check

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PeterS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my happy place. They make the best Caesar Salad of any place I have eaten. And the Crab Cakes are fantastic as well. And it feels like everyone is happy that you are there. I go 1-2 times per month. The bonus is that there are not many places that have bread pudding for desert, and theirs is worth the trip just for that.

Kankakee Grille - South Bend
Responded on September 13, 2021

Thank you for your review. We are honored to be your happy place! We'll share your comments with our team and look forward to you dining with us again soon. Have a great day.

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Skhrph
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had great service. Enjoyed the bacon, jalapeno dip and a wonderful ribeye.

Kankakee Grille - South Bend
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for your review and for choosing to dine at Kankakee Grille. We are glad you enjoyed the ribeye and bacon jalapeno dip on your visit. We'll share your comments with our team and hope you can dine with us again soon. Have a great day.

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Mimzi
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Always an enjoyable time and great tasting food at the KG at Four Winds! We were able to request patio seating, which is relaxing and beautiful on a good weather day. Our wait staff and servers were attentive and pleasant...even though we could see they were quite busy on a Friday night. If you want overly processed food, heated quickly in a microwave, then squeezed from a bag onto a plate - go elsewhere. This isn't the place for you. Plan to relax, enjoy some talented musicians, actually get to know your date or reconnect with friends at a slower pace in a beautiful atmosphere!

Kankakee Grille - South Bend
Responded on September 13, 2021

Thank you for your review and for choosing to dine at Kankakee Grille. We are glad you enjoyed the patio on your recent visit. We'll share your comments with our team and look forward to you dining with us again. Have a great day.

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MonicaAndChuck
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food! Servers are
so kind! It’s my favorite place for date nights.

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CynthiaW
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was very good at what she does. Enjoy her service so well that I will be back!!

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AnnP
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good service , good food and good entertainment

Kankakee Grille - South Bend
Responded on September 13, 2021

Thank you for your review and for choosing to dine at Kankakee Grille. We are glad you enjoy visiting and will share your comments with our team. We hope you can dine with us again soon. Have a wonderful day.

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LaurenP
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

This is our favorite date night restaurant. It always has good food, drinks, and music.

Kankakee Grille - South Bend
Responded on September 8, 2021

Thank you for your review. We are honored to be your favorite date night spot! We'll share your comments with our team and look forward to you dining with us again soon. Have a great day.

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Mcdaven
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebration for my sisters 40th

Kankakee Grille - South Bend
Responded on September 8, 2021

Thank you for your review and happy birthday to your sister! We are glad you enjoyed your recent visit. We'll share your comments with our team and hope you can dine with us again soon. Thank you for choosing to celebrate at Kankakee Grille. Have a great day.

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patricias
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

noodle dish was dry. wanted gravy or butter for mashed potato, they charged $1.00. service was good. it will be a while before we come back.

Kankakee Grille - South Bend
Responded on September 4, 2021

Thank you for your review and for choosing to dine at Kankakee Grille. We will share your comment on the entree with our team and hope you will give us another try. Have a wonderful day.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and an awesome server! Nice music also

Kankakee Grille - South Bend
Responded on August 31, 2021

Thank you for your review and for choosing to dine at Kankakee Grille. We are glad you enjoyed the entree options and live entertainment. We'll share your comments with our team and hope you can dine with us again soon. Have a great day.

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KirkC
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Will return. Wait staff was superb. Cheese on burger wasn't that great, but have had before and was real good. Friend had the catfish and it was very good.

Kankakee Grille - South Bend
Responded on August 31, 2021

Thank you for your review and for choosing to dine at Kankakee Grille. We are glad your friend enjoyed the fish. We will share your comments on the entrees with our team and look forward to you dining with us again. Have a great day.

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LisaK
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service was great. The food was very good, but over priced. The drinks were good, but also over priced.

Kankakee Grille - South Bend
Responded on August 31, 2021

Thank you for your review and for choosing to dine at Kankakee Grille. We are glad you enjoyed the entree selections. We'll share your comments with our team and hope you can dine with us again soon. Have a wonderful day.

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Penelope
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food2service3ambience5

Well after visiting so many times I felt the New Dinners for 26-34 are very skimpy...for spending near 100 dollars I found it to not be satisfying

Kankakee Grille - South Bend
Responded on August 31, 2021

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the ambience on your recent visit. We will share your comments on prices with our team and hope you can dine with us again soon. Have a great day.

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cynthiac
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

They didn't have our reservation. Insisted I made in for the New Buffalo location..I had to show them my confirmation number. Even then they couldn't find it. After 10 mins one lady told the other she must have sat another couple at our table. There were plenty of open tables so don't know why the hassle. I had requested a booth because I knew there was an 80's show in back and last time we were seated right next to the speaker. The lady took us to the back..to a very small table surrounded by a large party. When I asked to be moved she wasn't happy but did move us to a booth. They honestly need new hostess's. They are not very friendly. We have been going every Thursday night..and never a welcome back..always seems we are troubling them for a seat.

Kankakee Grille - South Bend
Responded on September 4, 2021

Thank you for your review and for choosing to dine with us on Thursday evenings. We apologize for the inconvenience you had with your reservation on your recent visit. We will share your comments with our team and look forward to you visiting us again. Have a great day.

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April
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to enjoy the music of 80/90, as we follow them. We drove approximately 1.5 hours. Unfortunately, the sound quality was not very good and we couldn't hear them. Thankfully, we had Abby as our server. She was freaking awesome! We have to say the food and service were hands down better than the New Buffalo site. Our food was delicious, our drinks were spot on and the service was outstanding. We cannot wait to go back again to the South Bend site and will definitely be requesting Abby as our server!

Kankakee Grille - South Bend
Responded on August 31, 2021

Thank you for your review and for following 80/90 to our location. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and that Abbey could make it memorable. We'll share your comments on the sound, staff, and cuisine with our team. Have a great day and we look forward to you dining with us again soon.

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CapnWolf
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food, generous portions,good service,pleasant entertainment

Kankakee Grille - South Bend
Responded on August 31, 2021

Thank you for your review and for choosing to dine at Kankakee Grille. We are glad you enjoyed your recent visit and will share your comments with our team. Have a great day and we hope you can dine with us again soon.

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sandrad
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a great meal.

Kankakee Grille - South Bend
Responded on August 24, 2021

Thank you for your review and for choosing to dine at Kankakee Grille. We are glad you enjoy dining with us. We will share your comments with our team and look forward to you dining with us again. Have a great day.

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Mary
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

First time, About one month ago, rib dinner was fabulous. Everything about it was dreamy. Macaroni and cheese, beans, coleslaw, ribs . Last night the The macaroni and cheese, spareribs, everything tasted like it was reheated from last nights dinner. Very disappointing because we were so looking forward to a dinner that tasted like the first one. If I knew that things would taste the way they did last night, would not go back again.

Kankakee Grille - South Bend
Responded on August 24, 2021

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your first visit with us and apologize that your most recent experience was not to the same level of satisfaction. We will share your comments with our team and hope you will give us another try. Have a great day.

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GraceS
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy eating there. Kankakee Grill in South Bend Casino is the best food around. i crave the parm fries!

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KennethH
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience and the waitress was awesome. The food was great also

Kankakee Grille - South Bend
Responded on August 20, 2021

Thank you for your review and for choosing to dine at Kankakee Grille. We are glad our team could help make your recent visit amazing. We'll share your comments with our team. Have a great day and we hope you can dine with us again soon.

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DawnB
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great and the food was amazing!!’ I had the filet and this was the only place that cooked it medium rare…. The right way!

Kankakee Grille - South Bend
Responded on August 16, 2021

Thank you for your review and for choosing to dine at Kankakee Grille. We are glad you enjoyed your recent visit. We'll share your comments on the food and staff with our team. Have a great day and we hope you can dine with us again soon.

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LouP
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Not our most enjoyable visit ... which up to this visit, every visit was over-the-top in all of the review categories. Environment-wise, the live entertainer was too loud ... not dining level at all and we were far away but with the mic, he was like sitting on our table. Asked for filet to be cooked Pittsburg style (which is what I request every time), and it was not at all authentic Pittsburg style. I may have been seared in a pan, but not correctly to achieve the exterior coating of the steak. Therefore, the outside was soft and the inside was not rare. I must say, our server offered time and again to take it back and have them redo it, but then I would have sat there waiting and not be enjoying the moment with our dinner party. The steak was a good cut and it was tasty so why return it. I was just disappointed in it not being as I requested (a first). Another in our party ordered a ribeye, med rare and it was medium. But again, it was tasty, just not what we ordered. Server was very pleasant, but kept apologizing she was so busy, so why trouble the woman any further! We weren't out to ruin her day either. Salad was delicious and all in all, it was a "nice" time, but not the best time we've had. Will we go back? Absolutely! Great place. Will we recommend to others? YES! Just an "off" day. Suppose you have those one in a blue moon.

Kankakee Grille - South Bend
Responded on August 16, 2021

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoy dining with us and apologize that your most recent visit was not to the standard you have come to enjoy. We will share your comments on the live music, and food preparation with our team. We do hope you will dine with us again soon. Have a wonderful day.

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DonN
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wende gave us great service and food was great!

Kankakee Grille - South Bend
Responded on August 16, 2021

Thank you for your review and for choosing to dine at Kankakee Grille. We are glad you enjoyed your recent visit and that Wende could make it memorable. We'll share your comments with our team. Have a wonderful day and we hope you can dine with us again soon.

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AdamM
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!

Kankakee Grille - South Bend
Responded on August 16, 2021

Thank you for your review and for choosing to dine at Kankakee Grille. We are glad you enjoyed the cuisine on your recent visit. We'll share your comments with our team and hope you can dine with us again soon. Have a great day.

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ScottL
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience5

Food was outstanding!! My wife asked the waiter if they have skinny margaritas, waiter said yes, it takes a little longer to make, but we can make one. My wife is an uncontrolled diabetic, so cant have all the sugar a regular margarita has. Waiter brings drink, wife loved it, and had 2. After dinner, went to bar to see if she could get 1 to go while we gambled. Bartender informed her, it was a regular margarita. Wife explained waiter said it was skinny.....also, waiter went as far as to type on the receipt, skinny margarita. 😳 Manager came over and was very apologetic. Took my wifes name, number, players card and told her someone "higher up" would be calling her. No call as of yet!! That is an extremely dangerous thing to do to someone with diabetes!!!

Kankakee Grille - South Bend
Responded on August 16, 2021

Thank you for your review and for choosing to dine at Kankakee Grille. We are glad you enjoyed the food on your recent visit. We will share your comments with our team and would like to learn more about your recent visit. Could you please respond to the private Opentable message we sent?

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cynthiac
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Disappointed in the Surf and Turf. It was a very tiny "briquette" of meat(was supposed to be 6 oz!) with a very small lobster tail...for $29! The portions were larger the last time we were there. Left us still hungry. I love Kankakee Grill..so hopefully they don't do this to the other items on their menu.

Kankakee Grille - South Bend
Responded on August 16, 2021

Thank you for your review and for choosing to dine at Kankakee Grille. We apologize that your recent visit was not up to the standard you have come to enjoy. We will share your comments on the Surf & Turf feature with our team. Have a great day and we hope you can dine with us again soon.

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MikeB
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Service was Excellent and the appearance of the restaurant was beautiful however I did have a special request that was not meant and this was an anniversary dinner. My burger was burnt could not eat the edges and the same for the wifes steak. Service was great though.

Kankakee Grille - South Bend
Responded on August 10, 2021

Thank you for your review and happy anniversary. We are glad the service and atmosphere was enjoyable on your recent visit. We will share your comments with our team and hope you can visit us again soon. Thank you for choosing to celebrate at Kankakee Grille. Have a wonderful day.

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AnnP
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place to go good food great service always love the entertainment

Kankakee Grille - South Bend
Responded on August 10, 2021

Thank you for your review and for choosing to dine at Kankakee Grille. We are glad you enjoyed the cuisine and live entertainment. We'll share your comments with our team and hope you can dine with us again soon. Have a great day.

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Kankakee Grille - South Bend is rated 4.5 stars by 701 OpenTable diners.

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